Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Pondicherry: How To Reach, Best

About Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

About the Place:

It is one of the most popular tourist destination situated in Pondicherry. This is a Ganesha temple and has a religious importance attached to it. It was constructed three centuries ago. inside the temple, stone walls have carvings of forty incarnations of Lord Ganesa. 

Also, there is one shrine which is dedicated to Lord Murugan. The architecture style of this temple has a striking resemblance to south India. There is one elephant Lakshmi in the temple, who gathers coins from the tourist and showers her blessings. This sacred importance of the temple makes it one of the most common names in the list of places to visit in Pondicherry.


This temple is situated at Koli Street, opposite the Governor Office in Pondicherry.

Best Time To Visit:

It takes only half an hour to one hour to complete the prayers and get a view of the temple. It is not much crowded on the usual days. However during the mega-festival during months of August and September, people from all around the world visit this temple.


The timing for offering prayers extend from 5:45 am morning to 12:30 am in evening and 4:00 pm to 09:30 pm.

Distance From the Pondicherry Bus Stand

The temple stands at a distance of 2.7 km from the bus stand. It is hardly a 10 minutes journey. If you are Lord Ganesa devotee, this is a good news for you.

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